Follow @cmabinda In the current doctors strike, if you are a patient, it didn't matter whether you voted for Jubilee, you were chased away from a public hospital. This is why I have always said that there are just two tribes in Kenya, The Rich and the Poor. The creation of the other tribes; The Kikuyu, Luo, Kalenjin, Luhya, is Just a way for the rich to steal from us.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Follow @cmabinda I can bet with certainty one thing- That President Uhuru Kenyatta is the world’s most travelled President. Whatever he seeks in these trips abroad I don’t know- because I have not seen any positive impact of his trips abroad. But here’s the paradox. President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks in public about defending the common wanjiku, and yet, in private, he only entertains princes to statehouse. For all intents and purposes, President Kenyatta is a rich man’s President.
Can you name any project that President Uhuru Kenyatta has brought to fruition? I guess not. And yet, having spent the last four years being endlessly on airplanes, he is seeking Kenyans’ votes. President Moiachieved stability; President Kibaki put the free primary education in place. President Kenyatta on the other hand claims that he is a digital ‘chap chap’ President, and yet, all the evidence points to the contrary. If he were honest enough, he would have vacated office, but then again, such is the fickleness of the Kenyan voter that he never considers such weighty matters when he is alone in the polling booth.Follow @cmabinda
Monday, 5 December 2016
Follow @cmabinda President Uhuru Kenyatta knows he has not achieved anything in the last four years. If it is laptops for standard one pupils, he has bungled that and replaced it with a lesser vision- providing tablets to a few selected schools. If it's the standard gauge railway- SGR, he has embroiled it in multi billion shilling corruption scandal. If it is unity, his government has become a government of two tribal elites. In other words, Uhuru does not have a single achievement, however modest, to his name.
Friday, 2 December 2016
Follow @cmabinda Kenyans, and especially Kenyans on twitter, are a hypocritical lot. We are heaping praise on Education Cabinet Secretary Fred matiang'i for streamlining the education ministry. Matiang'i has done the unthinkable. He has released the KCPE results before schedule, but most importantly, no candidate's results have been cancelled. Mr. Matiang'i woke up at 5 AM everyday to make sure the supervision of the exams went on smoothly, while his bosses, and his fellow cabinet secretaries, were deep in sleep. While he is busy at work, others are busy stealing NYS cash, Ministry of Health funds, and offshoring money abroad in eurobonds.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Follow @cmabinda President Uhuru Kenyatta has gone back to Central to counter what Jubilee fears- massive voter apathy among the kikuyus. And this is where tribalism eats Kenya. Even the kikuyus are convinced that they made a mistake in electing someone simply because he is of their tribe. In 2013, The Jubilee government rode on the wake of the ICC. The basic premise of Jubilee's campaign then was that the Kikuyu prince, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, was going to be locked up in a cold and lonely jail by the white man. In other words, other than escaping the noose of the ICC, Uhuru did not have any agenda for Kenyans.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Follow @cmabinda In Kenya, there is one political prism that everyone is viewed through. That you are either Raila Phobic- you fear and loathe Raila, or you are Raila Philic- that you love and admire him. But for a moment, let's look at what Raila Phobia does to us, especially to central- and the larger kikuyu electorate in general. All that one needs to do to get elected in Central is to shout as loud as possible; how much he hates Raila. Some genuine Central Kenya leaders, such as the late Nobel Laureate, Wangari Maathai, as well as (the former) Martha Karua succumbed to this. In fact, Martha Karua could bear no more until she succumbed to the bullet of tribalism and joined Jubilee.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
To Beat Jubilee, The Opposition should field as many Presidential candidates as possible in the first round.
Follow @cmabinda Let's not underestimate the power and resolve of an African incumbent President in seeking a reelection. The opposition should know that it has a titanic battle. President Kenyatta has tasted corruption money in its billions. He is about to taste the Turkana oil money in its trillions. He has tasted the power of a President who travels abroad every week without accounting for his expenses. President Kenyatta has seen the Kenyatta family empire expand in scope and size to a multi billion dollar empire. In short, President Kenyatta will not surrender the Presidency easily or willingly. He must be beaten and drowned to get out. He will use civil servants. He will attempt to bribe members of the election referee- IEBC. He will attempt to buy off opposition members,and given how many Kenyans worship money, he can dangle just a few millions to each defector.
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Follow @cmabinda President Uhuru Kenyattas arrogance tells him that he’s already won the 2017 elections- and that all he needs to do is to put the election beyond the reach of the opposition. What Mr. Kenyatta forgets is not that Jubilee has more supporters, but rather, that the opposition did not turn out as many of their supporters to the polling booths. This is an anomaly that will be fixed this time round.
Friday, 25 November 2016
Follow @cmabinda These are interesting times in Kenya. But one thing is certain. The real issues have been pushed to the backburner as we focus all the noise on the imminent political realignments in the lead up to the 2017 general election. Almost all times, our elections have really been between two opposite ends of the political spectrum.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Follow @cmabinda I believe that Luos are misunderstood. What they really are is boisterous- which is nothing like the arrogance Moses Kuria blubs about. But I would like to see a situation where the region begins to think of a post Odinga era- I know this sounds insane. But I will stick to my point. The coat hangers are really Raila Odinga’s undoing, which is why I have argued that ODM, and the opposition, should separate the technocratic wing of the party from the political wing of the party.In 2007, I estimate that Raila lost up to 10 percentage points because of the botched ODM nominations.